In-Depth Features


Muglia Maps Microsoft's 'Journey Towards Dynamic IT'

Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, talks .NET, Windows Server 2008, SQL and more

Microsoft Plans Visual Studio Shell

Microsoft is readying a beta of a new SKU of Visual Studio 2008, intended for those who want to embed it into their own tools.

Virtual Vista Versions Revealed

Microsoft will offer free trials of Windows Vista and Visual Studio 2005.

Longhorn's Mainframe Man

The making of windows Server 2008 -- a Q&A with Bill Laing, General Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Division.

XAML: Rethink How You Code UIs

XAML (and WPF and WF) promise to change how we program. But before you can put it to use, you need a firm understanding of what this technology is and what its strengths are.

Build a Simple Device Application

Avoid common pitfalls with these step-by-step instructions for writing your first device application.

The Best .NET Products of 2007

VSM reveals the best of 2007 with its updated product guide and the announcement of this year's annual Readers Choice Award winners.

5 Best Practices to Improve Process and Methodology

Get best practices for using TFS and Team System to improve process and methodology.

Vista Has Fewest Vulnerabilities at 6-Month Mark

Microsoft claims that Windows Vista has proven exceptionally secure so far.

Put the 'Smart' in Smart Client

Building applications for multiple platforms requires more consideration from developers than ever before. Find out how to make your apps 'smarter.'

Java Migration Solution Supports Visual Studio 2005

Mainsoft has enhanced its solution, which creates Java bite code via a .NET-based platform.

Give Your Users a Voice

.NET 3.0 introduces several new features that simplify utilizing speech in your applications.

Coding Lessons from Youth

Hejlsberg shares his views on Borland, managed code and what's next.

VSLive! FL 2007: What ASP.NET Developers Should Know About JavaScript

Get a foundation for understanding advanced JavaScript concepts.

VSLive! FL 2007: WCF for ASMX and Remoting Developers

Discover key WCF concepts for ASMX and Remoting programmers who are ready to begin migrating to .NET 3.0.

Update Local Data Caches with Sync Services

The Microsoft Synchronization Services 1.0 API for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and the new Sync Designer in the Orcas March 2007 CTP team up to generate a local data cache that synchronizes incrementally and bidirectionally with SQL Server Express.

VSLive! FL 2007: Using Orcas for Application Development

Orcas aims to unify programming models with LINQ capabilities in Visual Basic and C#.

Introducing Model-Driven Development

Use model-driven development techniques to resolve common problems associated with building applications in SOA environments.

VSLive! FL 2007: Automate Infrastructure

Unify the efforts of your entire software development team by automating infrastructure.

VSLive! FL 2007: Windows Vista for Developers

Explore the new user experiences offered in Windows Vista.